Itching with elevated SGPT and SGOT in third trimester of pregnancy

Itching with elevated SGPT and SGOT in third trimester of pregnancy

Question (Posted on :  13 Jun 2010 )


Q : I am in my 8th month of pregnancy. Following persistent itching and on advise by my doctor I tested very high SGPT/SGOT levels. SGPT level is 221 and SGOT is 300. My Bilirubin is 1. I have been advised to take Udiliv 300mg twice daily. Would like to know if it is ok to have such medication and how serious may be my present condition and effect on my baby. Is there any need for premature delivery? Any precaution I may need to take and any possible risks, as I am extremely tense about the situation. Many thanks in advance to advise.

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 16 Jun 2010 )


Both your SGPT and SGOT levels are elevated to a level that is serious. This indicates liver disease, and can be see in gall stones or in fatty liver. In medical terms this is called obstetric cholestasis. Udliv is given to improve liver health by reducing cholesterol based gall stones. It is safe for use in pregnancy. In our clinic we do not allow the pregnancy to continue beyond 37 weeks. The reason is that obstetric cholestasis has an increased risk of still birth. You need follow-up blood tests to assess the status of the liver enzymes.



 Diseases Information

Giardiasis is a parasitic infection of the small intestine. The parasite produces cysts (eggs) which are passed from the body in the bowel moments. Children are infected more frequently than adults...More

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection. The disease affects the lungs primarily but the parts of the body may also be infected gradually. The infection can spread to other ...More

Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease. It is characterized by fibrosis leads to formation of scar tissue, thickness of the skin. It belongs to group of diseases that cause growth of abnormal ...More



 Recent News Letters

Fish is rich in Omega 3 fatty acid which is an important nutrient for the growth of baby’s brain, form the retinas and develop the nervous system. Omega 3 foods can provide your baby with the energy and materials necessary to good physical and mental growth. Omega-3s are also important for ...More

We think we may have found one of the best excuses ever to eat a bar of chocolate. And it's nothing to do with how cocoa antioxidants are good for your heart or anything like that. Apparently eating sugar helps if you're about to blow your top. A high concentration of glucose appears to help prev...More



 Diet Information

Flax (also known as common flax or linseed) is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linacea. It is native to the region extending from the eastern Mediterranean to India and was probably first...More

The best kind of Chocolate with the highest amount of nutritional value to promote good health is Dark Chocolate. Compare to other kind of chocolates like milk chocolate, dark chocolates have more ...More

A food additive is defined as a substance or a mixture of substances, other than basic food stuff, which is present in food as a result of any aspect of production, processing, storage or packaging...More



 Indicators Information

Indigestion or an upset stomach usually happens when people eat too much or too fast or eat the foods that don’t suite their body. This is a common problem for both kids and the grownups.

...More

Hemorrhoids are structures present in the anal canal of a normal human being. They become pathological and piles when they become infected and inflamed. The infection can be external or internal an...More


 e-Consult   

  Health Info

  Find a Doctor